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    got difficult, or became difficult?

    Dear sir,I saw the sentence below on the CD ROM attached to ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE (by Martin Hewings):The test questions started off easy, but they got (not became) pretty difficult quickly.Could you tell me why "became" cannot be used in this sentence?


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    Re: got difficult, or became difficult?

    Lazy writing.

    "Became" could be used, but for many people "got" is a usefully comprehensive word and colloquially used frequently

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